safety arch

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: arch - an undecorated arch that is included in order to strengthen or support a construction
arch - (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
strengthener, reinforcement - a device designed to provide additional strength; "the cardboard backing was just a strengthener"; "he used gummed reinforcements to hold the page in his notebook"
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Officers have carried out 752 safety arch operations covering more than 69,000 people, with 975 people being arrested for possession of an offensive weapon, since the programme began in July 2008.
Sgt Dave Stainthorpe, of the Huddersfield South Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "This is the second phase of our safety arch operation and is aimed at reinforcing the good work which has been undertaken at the College over the past few months.
Since June, when a further 15 safety arches were added to the existing seven, the force has carried out more than 300 separate safety arch operations, screening more than 30,000 people.

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